Reference to ‘Writing Rules’ regularly appears in author and writer related discussions, posts and articles. Nevertheless, the so called ‘rules’ are not usually listed, leaving readers with no option but to surmise what they are. It is in fact not easy to find such a list, however, a search of the internet, and through multiple … More Writing Rules – Do Authors Have to Adhere to Them?
New Year Resolutions are to all intents and purposes gimmicks which, as many will attest, tend to fail within a month or two. Nevertheless, this does not decry the reality of such a time of year focusing the mind upon the future. Authors may well find the season an appropriate occasion for considering their schedules … More The Way Ahead (2019)
Over the years a number of articles have been published in this website which are aimed at helping independent authors produce the best quality manuscript they can. Some were published a long time ago and may not have been seen by those just starting out on their writing career. The following is a resume of … More Self-Editing a Book
Welcome to the T. R. Robinson Publications website. It is hoped you will find all available, and subsequent, content of interest and help. If you have a particular area of interest, relevant articles and posts may be located either from the ‘Categories’ list to the right or by carrying out a keyword search. As indicated … More Welcome
Apologies to regular readers and visitors for the lengthy period of inactivity (April – September 2018). Though some of the unavoidable reasons for the absence continue the intention is for updates to recommence soon. However, for the foreseeable future, these may be less frequent than previously. Author related articles (writing; publishing; marketing; technical; etc.) will … More Returning Activity
After a longer than expected period of inactivity, it is intended, hoped, to recompense regular updates in the coming week (commencing 9 October 2017). Author related: book writing; publishing; technical; etc. articles and posts on Tuesdays. Reader orientated: articles; reviews; interviews; etc. on Fridays. Apologies are extended to regular readers of, and visitors to, the … More Reactivation
Though the debate regarding whether it is correct to enter one or two spaces after a full stop/period appears to have abated, it remains a relevant topic. Perhaps even more so because an increasing amount of retired people have taken to public writing. Also, as explained further down, the subject has an impact upon the … More One or two spaces?
If you are a new author, you may consider ‘edit’ and ‘proofread’ to be interchangeable terms. They are not! Though there may be some overlap, in principle and action they are very different processes. For more information on proofreading see ‘Proofreading Your Own Work’. In editing the intention is to ensure the resulting publication is … More Editing Your Own Work
If you are a new author, you may consider ‘proofread’ and ‘edit’ to be interchangeable terms. They are not! Though there may be some overlap, in principle and action they are very different processes. For more information on editing see ‘Editing Your Own Work’. The principle aim in proofreading is to check for spelling; punctuation; formatting … More Proofreading Your Own Work
This website, including the blog, replaces all previous blog sites utilized by T. R Robinson and Tanya Robinson. As indicated in the heading above and on the ‘Home’ page, the primary purpose and intention is to assist readers and authors. Information that has been previously published elsewhere but is still relevant will be added alongside … More Welcome to this New Website